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  Definition of ball
  1. a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"
  2. a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of 9 players; teams take turns at bat trying to score run; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empy lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the are
  3. round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
  4. a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
  5. a solid ball shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
  6. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
  7. a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; ball of the human foot or ball at the base of the thumb; "he stood on the balls of his feet"
  8. a lavish formal dance
  9. a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
  10. the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
  11. United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
  12. an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
  13. form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"
Similar Words: baseball, baseball game, musket ball, testis, testicle, orchis, ballock, bollock, nut, egg, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk, Ball, Lucille Ball, globe, orb

 

Hyponyms: daisy cutter, professional baseball, hardball, perfect game, no-hit game, no-hitter, one-hitter, 1-hitter, two-hitter, 2-hitter, three-hitter, 3-hitter, four-hitter, 4-hitter, five-hitter, 5-hitter, softball, softball game, rounders, stickball, stickball game, steal, baseball, basketball, billiard ball, bocce ball, bocci ball, boccie ball, bowl, bowling ball, cricket ball, croquet ball, field hockey ball, football, golf ball, handball, lacrosse ball, marble, medicine ball, ninepin ball, skittle ball, ping-pong ball, polo ball, pool ball, punching bag, punch bag, punching ball, punchball, racquetball, roulette ball, rugby ball, soccer ball, playground ball, squash ball, tennis ball, volleyball, Wiffle, Wiffle Ball, beach ball, snowball, cobblers, undescended testis, undescended testicle, cotillion, cotilion, masked ball, masquerade ball, fancy-dress ball, promenade, prom, clot, coagulum, gob, clew, crystal ball, mothball, camphor ball, time-ball, fireball, globule, spherule, pellet, bolus

 

Part Meronyms: male reproductive system, sole, hand, manus, mitt, paw

 

Derivational Morphology: collocate, lump, chunk, conglobate, conglobe

 

Anagrams: Baal, blab

 

Language Translations:
Breton: bal   Bulgarian: бал and кълбо and сфера and топка  
Catalan: pilota and pilotes   Dutch: bal and bol and bolletje  
Esperanto: balo and bulo and globo and pilko   Estonian: ball and pall  
Finnish: kerä and palli and pallo and tanssiaiset   French: (''small, such as a cricket ball'') balle and bal and balle and boule and couille  
German: Ball and Ei and Knäuel and Kugel   Greek: σφαίρα and μπάλα  
Hebrew: כדור   Hungarian: golyó and gombolyag and labda  
Icelandic: bolti and kúla   Ido: balo and baloneto  
Indonesian: bola   Italian: ballo and palla and pallone  
Japanese: ボール and and and 舞踏会   Korean: and 불알  
Kurdish: gog and gun   Latvian: bumba and lode  
Polish: bal and jajo and kula and kłębek and piłka   Portuguese: baile and bola and círculo and saco  
Romanian: bilă and coi   Russian: бал and клубок and мяч and сфера and шар and яйцо  
Serbian: klupka and lopta and ples   Slovak: guľa and ples  
Slovene: jajca and ples and žoga   Spanish: baile and huevos  
Swahili: mpira   Swedish: bal and boll and klot and kula and nystan  
Tagalog: bola and itlog   Telugu: ఉండ and బంతి  
Turkish: balo and top  
 
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